Scottsdale Cure Corridor


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The Scottsdale Cure Corridor is healthcare and bio-life science industry corridor which runs east to west along Scottsdale’s Shea Boulevard and north to south along Scottsdale Road from the Scottsdale Airpark to SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. Scottsdale is home to an array of business assets in the bio-life sciences sector from education and research, to clinical trials and patient care delivery.

The target industries in this cluster include pharmaceuticals, other biological products, medical laboratories and biotech research. Geographic clustering is particular important for these industries to support innovation and to connect those conducting clinical trials with healthcare providers.

Scottsdale Cure Corridor Fast Facts 

  • Home to 13 percent of the Phoenix metro area bio-life science employment which is currently growing 2 percent above the national average rate
  • The average wage in Scottsdale for the bio-life sciences sector is just under $60,000
  • 14 percent of Scottsdale’s workforce is employed in healthcare and social assistance positions
  • There are more than 20,000 jobs in the healthcare and bio-life science sectors in Scottsdale



News & Articles


Mixing world-class healthcare with cutting-edge genomic science and startup tech smarts, Scottsdale’s Cure Corridor aims to be Arizona’s medical solutions incubator.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Oct. 05, 2015 – 

Scottsdale’s Cure Corridor represents the biggest assemblage of cutting-edge healthcare and bioscience institutions in the state, comprising some 45 patient care delivery, research and clinical trial companies, with 17 located in the Scottsdale Airpark area alone. All hovering over that big western T-bone.

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Growing the Scottsdale Cure Corridor

Growing the Scottsdale Cure Corridor

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 2016) - The City of Scottsdale’s directed effort to expand the presence of medical-related business is focused on a T-shaped geography that runs along Scottsdale Road from the Airpark to Thomas Road and along Shea Boulevard from Scottsdale to the Mayo facility at 136th Street, which it has branded the “Cure Corridor.” The city created a YouTube video, The Scottsdale Cure Corridor, to promote the area and that Christian Green, Scottsdale’s economic development manager, says companies also use to recruit.

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Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane: The promise of the Cure Corridor

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Dec.30, 2015 – The impact of the Scottsdale Cure Corridor grows more apparent following the third annual gathering of the innovators, bio-scientists, doctors, health-care and pharmaceutical managers, investors and government regulators who make up this collaboration..


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What IS the Cure Corridor, anyway?

The Cure Corridor is not only a location but a concept designed to promote the innovative activities occurring around the concentration of biotech and life sciences industries from Shea Blvd. to the Scottsdale Airpark. Companies like TD2, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, Mayo Clinic and more regularly speak about their excitement in being integral parts of the cluster.

“The Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center campus, with its Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center, Scottsdale Healthcare Research Institute, peripheral stem cell (bone marrow) transplant institute and other programs, is becoming the epicenter of research activity across the Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. We are creating an infrastructure that continues to attract top talent to our organization and the city of Scottsdale, with an impressive depth of science through diagnostic, treatment and genomic research capabilities and stable, high-paying jobs that represent a very important asset to our patients and community. Our city’s residents are fortunate to have world-class care right here in their own back yards. From our outstanding community physicians to nationally-known physician scientists, you don’t need to travel elsewhere for the latest advances in medicine.”

Tom Sadvary, CEO, HonorHealth

Contact Information

Christian Green
Economic Development Manager
P: 480-312-2612
C: 602-363-2306